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Clean Power Plan “replacement” steers Southeast in the wrong direction

The Trump administration’s feeble replacement proposal for the Clean Power Plan reverses course, threatening to increase greenhouse gas pollution...

Cooper prepares North Carolina for climate change

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper today took a decisive step forward to fight climate change and strengthen the resiliency of communities after...

EPA proposes do-nothing approach to greenhouse gas rule

The Trump EPA today extended its unprecedented streak of placating polluters, this time floating a plan that will do little or nothing to reduce...

Trump administration releases destructive rollback of clean car standards

Today, the Trump administration released its proposal to rollback clean car standards – freezing fuel economy standards and greenhouse gas emissi...

Community rises up against N.C. timber fumigation plant

It was supposed to be a routine public hearing about a permit for a log fumigation facility in Delco, North Carolina. But the people of Delco sho...

SELC, 16 Southeastern conservation groups urge EPA to abandon Clean Power Plan repeal

Failing to address carbon dioxide pollution through reasonable measures like the Clean Power Plan could lead to a host of dangers to the Southeas...

Local and citizen groups object to N.C. DEQ’s flawed permit for $5.5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Update (12/7): This week North Carolina Division of Air Quality withheld, for the time being, its approval for the Northampton compressor station...

Virginia announces South’s first carbon cap-and-trade program

In an important step for cutting greenhouse gas pollution, Virginia officials released a draft plan this week for the Commonwealth to create a ca...

Mapping cars help Alabama utility identify, measure Birmingham methane leaks

Today groups released online maps showing the location and size of methane leaks from natural gas pipes beneath city streets of Birmingham, Alaba...

Repeal of Clean Power Plan puts coal profits ahead of health, communities

Trump-appointed EPA Chief Scott Pruitt announced plans to repeal the landmark Clean Power Plan designed to address carbon pollution and climate c...

After illegal administration moves, agency to reinstate rule to cut car and truck carbon pollution

SELC is celebrating a major victory after the Trump administration announced today that it will reinstate a federal provision designed to curb cl...

SELC sues Trump administration over illegal climate change rollback

SELC filed a lawsuit today in federal court to challenge the Trump Administration’s abrupt and illegal suspension of federal provisions designed...

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